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Old 11-09-2011, 11:09 AM   #2236
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Hey Doug,

Thank you for delivering the best ride report I have ever seen here. Hardcore!

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Old 11-09-2011, 05:10 PM   #2237
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Yes sure, but it's not finished yet, Doug has still to write down the report about the ride back, now.
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:15 PM   #2238
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So did you guys ever find out what was so bad about the "night" there?

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hahaha I forgot about the crossbones on the door.
it was a creepy place. I sorta wanted to go outside that nite, just to see what went on, but I really didnt want to hear 'I told you so' as I was running from a vampire/zombie/horny babushka.
You know, the ONLY access to the town, at all, is over that bridge. had anything happened to it, we'da been proper fucked.

All in all, I liked the place. Sure, it was weird, but thats what travelling is about, for me.
To see weird things, meet strange people, eat godawful food, get lost, and break motorcycles.

Im glad they let me leave tho, after I consumed all of the Dr Shasta in the town.

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Old 11-09-2011, 05:29 PM   #2239
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All in all, I liked the place. Sure, it was weird, but thats what travelling is about, for me.
To see weird things, meet strange people, eat godawful food, get lost, and break motorcycles.
Excellent.

I just spent some quality time catching up. I'll probably re-read it a bunch of times, too.

Many, many thanks for letting us come along.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:28 PM   #2240
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:49 PM   #2241
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So did you guys ever find out what was so bad about the "night" there?
Yeah, we asked the army guy, and he said that there were lots of "nationalities" (ie, people from Central Asia) living in the town, and they were generally up to no good and caused lots of crime. But of course he would never fess up to a couple of foreigners about the local vampire/zombie infestation, would he?

I generally am very skeptical about such warnings about the "people over there / people from somewhere else," but in this case there wasn't any big incentive to go wandering about the town at night anyway, so I had a couple of Buds and went to bed.

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All in all, I liked the place. Sure, it was weird, but thats what travelling is about, for me. To see weird things, meet strange people, eat godawful food, get lost, and break motorcycles.
You're just more hardcore than me. Of course I like travelling for many of the same reasons, but Orutukan didn't do much for me. And since when do Doshirak noodles count as "godawful food"? I eat them at home sometimes...
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:57 AM   #2242
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Someone just sent me this link
Jeez, they make me sound interesting.

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Old 11-10-2011, 04:28 AM   #2243
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:55 AM   #2244
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Talking Great Report

Well done Doug
Love the fact that you've done it on a Harley, it really goes to prove that you can ride any bike anywhere.

What a ride and a great report, As I'm sititng here at my computer dreaming of Africa again, you've somehow got me thinking about Magadan, having been close when I crossed Siberia before, it still sits there on the map calling out to me. Maybe...

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Old 11-10-2011, 05:01 AM   #2245
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Doug, are you going to be at the Dallas show too?
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:31 AM   #2246
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Well, the end of this RR just explained a lot!

For the past month I've been trying to figure out WTF Hornady was thinking when they decided to introduce "Zombie Max" ammunition as a new product for 2012. Here I was thinking they'd lost their minds and all, but in reality they must be making it for the Russian market.

At least you'll know what ammo to take on your next trip to the Land of Lennin.



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Old 11-10-2011, 10:07 AM   #2247
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Sarcasm, Patrick, it's sarcasm.....see, I was responding to the post that implied good health of the Russian children was a lifestyle choice, I was making the point that the Russian kids were so skinny because they pretty much live in poverty....like the children in Somolia....See?......gee, it really takes the fun out of it when you have to explain it.... :)
The kids in Russia don't live in poverty, at least not compared to Somalians. You ever seen an impoverished person wearing high heels? Some of those Russian kids are (wearing high heels).
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:25 AM   #2248
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Sarcasm, Patrick, it's sarcasm.....see, I was responding to the post that implied good health of the Russian children was a lifestyle choice, I was making the point that the Russian kids were so skinny because they pretty much live in poverty....like the children in Somolia....See?......gee, it really takes the fun out of it when you have to explain it.... :)
In a traditional Russian family, meal usually to prepare on home cuisine from natural products.
In excessive weight consumption of deeply processed tinned products and meal in fast food usually comes to an end.
Though, change of times.
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:40 AM   #2249
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I didn't say it was good sarcasm ......
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:20 AM   #2250
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Sorry, to suggest that Russians are thin because of poverty is pretty ridiculous. I live in Moscow, which is very prosperous, and yet people are just as thin. While I can't say that Russians have a very healthy lifestyle, they must do something right, I guess the lack of twinkies, etc. plays a large role.
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